About the HBCU Program

HRC Foundation’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Program mobilizes and supports HBCUs in enhancing policies and services that promote excellence in LGBTQ+ inclusion, equity, and engagement.

HRC Foundation’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Program focuses on promoting individual competencies and collective action, empowering leaders and stakeholders, and building a network of committed leaders in pursuit of eliminating stigma and enriching the college experience for LGBTQ+ students and the entire student body.

Empowering Leaders and Stakeholders

HBCU PrEP Ambassador Program

The HRC Foundation is proud to launch an expansion of the Gen-Z sexual health program and introduce the new cohort of the PrEP Ambassador Program. Through our HBCU Program, 11 students will serve as PrEP Peer Educators to eliminate HIV & AIDS-related stigma on HBCU campuses through public education regarding PrEP, HIV testing & treatment.

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HBCU National Leadership Summit

Our leadership development and advocacy training programs empower LGBTQ+ HBCU students to act as change agents on their campuses and in their communities.

Modeling Inclusion: HBCUs and LGBTQ+ Support

We partnered with The Rutgers Center for Minority Serving Institutions to release ‘Modeling Inclusion: HBCUs and LGBTQ+ Support,” a research brief examining the ground-breaking steps that Historically Black Colleges and Universities are taking to establish LGBTQ+ inclusive policies and practices on their campuses.


College-age Black Americans are disproportionately affected by HIV. The HBCU Program partners with HBCUs to provide administrators and students with information, strategies, and best practices aimed at significantly reducing student risk on campus.

The HRCF HBCU Program empowers LGBTQ+ HBCU students to be change-agents on their campuses and in their communities.


PrEP for Sexual Health
Across the country, we are working with students to increase access to PrEP, an FDA-approved medication that is 99% effective in preventing HIV during sex. Our PrEP ambassadors work to tackle the epidemic at the source to prevent HIV in young people or connect them to care early in their journey of sexual health. Learn more.

Sex Positivity
We are stripping away the shame and getting sex positive to finally build a generation free of HIV and stigma. With the countless attacks on comprehensive sex education in this country and the loss of a generation to the HIV crisis, we must empower students to prioritize their sexual health. Learn more.

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Each month, the HRC HBCU Project releases a newsletter with the latest and greatest information of what happening in the world of the Human Rights Campaign and HBCU's. We share tons of great opportunities and information for both students and alumni.

Contact the HBCU Program: hbcu@hrc.org

Embrace Your Sexuality

We're building a generation free of HIV and stigma. Embrace sex positivity with My Body, My Health campaign. Are you in?